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A reignited Inter Milan have decided to spend big this summer window and bolster their side ahead of the new season.
It had been seven seasons without Champions League football for the Milan club, but they managed to earn a fourth-place spot in Serie A last campaign, which means they'll be playing in the revered competition once again.
And with this, they're looking for some huge firepower in midfield. They are keen on Luka Modric, but that would be a truly audacious purchase. With the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus for a fee of around £100 million, Modric is arguably now Real's most important player.
The club's president, Florentino Perez, recognised this, and slapped a massive price-tag on the star. A sum which no club could afford.
Luka Modric can leave Real Madrid if a club pays £668m according to club president Florentino Perez. (Source - Marca)- La Liga Transfer News (@ESPTransferNews) August 3, 2018
And so Inter will have to turn their attention elsewhere. And a report in Tuttosport via Sempreinter suggest that they are now on the hunt for Manchester City player Ilkay Gundogan.
With a deal for Real Madrid star Luka Modric looking unlikely, Inter could turn to Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gündogan (27). Gündogan is under contract at the Etihad until 2020 and would cost around €40m (£35.6m). [Tuttosport] pic.twitter.com/lbEdvrDlmA- City Watch (@City_Watch) August 3, 2018
Gundogan to Inter for £36M?- Mike (@GeniusKDB) August 3, 2018
The former Borussia Dortmund player has shown his talent at Man City but some of his time at the Etihad has been plagued by injury.
Something poetic about Kompany and Gundogan, who've faced serious injuries with grace and composure, scoring the goals against United that could clinch the title for City.- Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) April 7, 2018
The report also says that Inter will have to fork out up to €40 million to bring the player in. It's not a huge amount by today's standards and is considerable less than what Perez is asking for Modric, so a deal could be on the cards.
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